The title of this review says it all. The ending was bittersweet but appropriate. I just love the characters and wish there were more books to follow. I gave this book 3 stars because it was so different from the preceding installments. I realize now that I was in love with the setting of scientifically advanced humans in such a primitive culture such as Marduk. I also missed a certain important character from the first 3 books.
I'll keep this simple. This book wasn't the best one in the "Harrington" series but this is a worthy addition to the ongoing series. This series is the best sci-fi I've ever read.
One of the hardest things about trying a new series is getting through the first book. This book captures you from the first few paragraphs and never lets you go. The ONLY reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is because some of his rivals in this 1st book are little stupid and illogical in my opinion.
I gave this book only 4 stars because the first book in this series is so much better. The problem with this author is that he is so ADDICTING! I Have loved every book he has written and I've read or listened to at least 15 of his novels. You can't go wrong with Mr. Weber's work.
I discovered David Weber by picking up "Off Armagedden's Reef" book on cd and I became an instant fan. I read the "Honor Harrington" series next which completely blew me away. Prince Roger is next and I can't wait to listen to the next one. Mr. Weber knows how to create a "hero". I must state honestly that I like the "Honor Harrington" series best but "Roger" is very good.
Stephen King's Salem's Lot was a good listen. I love how the story built up to the final confrontation with the lead vampire but the "epilogue" in my opinion was a bit disappointing.
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